Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

…or why people are irrational.  A must read. From the University of Toronto magazine:

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

By Kurt Kleiner | Feature, Summer 2009

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August 3, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, emotions, psychology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware of videoconferencing

Sounds like videoconferencing is not a good way to make a sale or establish trusted relationships. It may have a great deal to do with eye-contact and head-bobbing.   (After you read the article, you can check out cocodex.com.)

From 07.30.2006 Discover magazine:

Jaron’s World: Heads-Up

Why your next telephone may come mounted on a neck.

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August 3, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, sociology | , , , | Leave a comment